WBA, IBO and WBC “Interim” Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, (33-0, 30KOs) and IBF Middleweight World Champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) hosted their fight week media workout today alongside number one Pound-for-Pound Fighter and WBC Flyweight World Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (43-0, 37KOs) and Four-Time World Champion in two weight divisions Brian “The Hawaiian Punch” Viloria, (36-4 (22KOs) at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in advance of their anticipated matchups on October 17 at “The Mecca of Boxing” Madison Square Garden. The Middleweight World Championship Title Unification will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
It has emerged that Britain’s Amir Khan will not be facing Manny Pacquiao in a fight early next year, as was previously mooted, and has been forced to concede that he is looking at other options, including former foe, Danny Garcia.
It was widely believed the two camps were in advanced negotiations, with Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum conceding as much, before doing a very public about-turn and insisting Argentine puncher Lucas Matthysse had moved up the pecking order to face Pacquiao instead.
Chris Algeri’s trainer, John David Jackson, has warned that the former WBO 140 lb champion is ready to surprise a lot of people, especially given the good account of himself he gave against Amir Khan back in May in the wake of their hook-up.
The New Yorker (20-2, 8ko) is set to return in his home city on Dec 2 at the Barclays Centre, squaring off against Gabriel Bracero (24-2) in what Jackson predicts will be a bounce-back fight onto (eventual) much bigger and better things.
When Joseph Parker walks into the gym you can clearly tell he’s been in beast mode. At 23 he is still clearly growing into his body while in the last 12 months the chest the lats and traps have become noticeably bigger. Parker has been posting up various clips on his social media accounts, performing a multiplicity of pull-ups and press-ups; his trainer Kevin Barry opting for the old school bodyweight drills of yesteryear as the favoured way to build his charge’s strength and conditioning.
The result? Parker now resembles something close to a tank, but reassuringly if his pad and heavy bag work are anything to go by, he hasn’t lost any of his speed.
Its funny how one big punch can change a career, either positively or negatively, especially in this brave new world of social media where ‘going viral’ can make or break a career. For undefeated Polish heavyweight Izu Ugonoh it was an experience in the positive providing his career with a well earned bump after a year of graft and hard work with new trainer Kevin Barry.
Just over two months ago Ugonoh ended his 13th professional fight against William Quarrie with a right hand so spectacular it blasted Quarrie out of the ring and onto the dinner plate of a ringside spectator.
IBF 126 lb champion Lee Selby, is just one of the talented fighters helping to lead the British influx in America, and the unassuming Welshman is looking forward to proving exactly what all the fuss is about when he fights Mexican veteran Fernando Montiel on Wednesday night.
The latest of Al Haymon’s British signings – that began with Amir Khan and now include Carl Frampton and James DeGale – won his belt in style back in May, defeating current IBF fighter of the Year, Evgeny Gradovich, and is pushing on to the enormous shop window of US network TV in a bid to further bolster his career.
GLENDALE, AZ. (October 12, 2015) – Televised fighters on the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN fight card taking place this Wednesday in Glendale, AZ took time out of their busy schedules to host a media workout at Central Street Boxing Gym.
Devon Alexander “The Great” (26-3, 14 KOs) will take on battle-tested Mexican Aron Martinez (19-4-1, 4 KOs) in the headlining bout at Gila River Arena. Televised coverage is slated to begin at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. MT/PT with the U.S. debut of featherweight world champion Lee Selby (21-1, 8 KOs) as he takes on former three-division world champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel (54-4-2, 39 KOs).